8.25.2010

Forever in our hearts...

Today is the ninth anniversary of the tragic day we lost one of the greatest artists ever known to the music world, Aaliyah. To say that I am just a fan of Aaliyah and of everything she gave us would be an understatement. Not only was she innovative, talented, humble, and beautiful but she also paved the way for many of the female artists we know and love today. Never ever underestimate her legacy. I truly do miss her and her amazing voice. She is truly an angel and I know she is now smiling down on all of us.


Forever Missed, never Forgetten. Love you, Aaliyah!

As a guest blog on Rap Radar, Drake wrote a letter to Aaliyah. I think we can all feel what he was saying in the letter.
Dear Dana,
I’ve never lost a parent, a friend, or a lover but I will never forget this day for the rest of my life. I remember getting the news that you had passed and it connected with my heart like a clean shot from Muhammad Ali. I was crushed. Not only was I one of your biggest fans but I was truly in love with you. I loved the way you carried yourself, the way you dressed, the confidence with which you addressed passion and relationships in your music. I said to myself that even if we never met, I wanted a woman in my life just like you. I am pained that we will never get to connect now that music ended up being my career path. But you should know, we all listen to you everyday and we remain inspired and moved by all that you’ve given the world. I hope I make the right life choices so I can end up in heaven where I know you rest your head. I’ll continue to make music in your honor until the day we finally meet. Dinner’s on me!
Love you always and forever,
Drake

In her honor and memory, here's Drake's Unforgettable featuring Young Jeezy, which sampled Aaliyah's At Your Best. One of my favorite tracks off of Thank Me Later and is truly fitting. Enjoy.


'Always More, Never Less'-Es

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